Album Review: Various "20 Years of PENG!" (Peng Records Promo)

20 Years of PENG!Back in 1999, Andy Compton from The Rurals formed Peng Records, ever since the label has been on the forefront of the house music movement, with the labels unrivaled back catalogue consisting of 150 EP's and 35 albums. Beyond question, Peng Records has been one of the most respected and influential soulful house and deep house music labels over the last two decades, with many of their releases nowadays considered timeless classics. To celebrate their 20 year anniversary, the label has put together a paramount retrospective compilation available for free for a limited time on the labels Soundcloud page. Don't miss out on this jewel...

Album Review: Various "Abstract Latin Vibes" (Nite Grooves 25 Years Essentials)(NiteGrooves Records Promo)

Abstract Latin Vibes (Nite Grooves 25 Years Essentials)The KingSstreet Records family continues their twenty-five year anniversary celebration with the truly chameleonic "25 Years Essential" edition of their acclaimed "Abstract Latin Vibes" compilation series. Without a doubt, this releases which fittingly includes twenty-five handpicked classics from their evidently inexhaustible back catalogue perfectly captures the various flavors of latin house, with the selected tracks ranging from latin infused funk and jazz to more vanguard sounds. The list of featured artists is truly illustrious and includes the likes of Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, Louie Vega, Kiko Navarro, Pablo Fierro, DJ Angelo, Stacy Kidd, Ananda Project, Marinacci, Fuminori Kagajo, Anthony Nicholson, Matthias Heilbronn, Michele Chiavarini and many more.

Pick of the Week: Andrew Hartley & Michelle Weeks present Sharlene Marie "Keep the faith" (Rejoice Records Promo)

Andrew Hartley & Michelle Weeks present Sharlene Marie  - Keep the faithAndrew Hartley and Michelle Weeks are back together once again for "Keep the faith" a downright amazing slice of verily inspiring gospel infused house music coming soon to Rejoice Records. To make it short, "Keep the faith" is truly special as for the first time Michelle Weeks and daughter Sharlene Marie are featured together, with their wonderful duet of one-of-a-kind gospel tinged vocals being accompanied by luxurious jazzed-up keys, classy horns and an utterly infectious funked-up backdrop. Indisputably, "Keep the faith" will make you yearn for more...

In the Spotlight: Stephanie Cooke "More" (Jersey Soul Mixes)(AquaSol Recordings Promo)

Stephanie Cooke - More (Jersey Soul Mixes)The Real Deep (Marc Tilley) produced "More" by larger-than-life house music vocalist Stephanie Cooke could first be heard back in December 2008 on Consortiim Muzik Records stunning compilation album "The Gift", with a full single release following beginning of 2010 (complete with a remix by DJ Hypnosis). Now this timeless soulful gem returns in dazzling re-imaginations by Jersey Soul taking the song to a whole new level, with smooth yet inexorable rhythms leading the way for sublime keys, tantalizing chords and Stephanie Cooke's unrivaled haunting vocals.

Reviews March 3, 2019

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Pick of the Week: Dovie Cote' "The Storm EP" (Seed Recordings Promo)

Dovie Cote' - The Storm EPSeed Recordings truly grace us with the phenomenal and absolutely mind-blowing "The Storm EP" by Chicago's own Dovie Cote'. This ingenious verily eclectic EP includes six brilliant truly soulful yet enthralling productions that are expertly crafted and ooze with a masterly orchestration and the inimitable haunting vocals of Dovie Cote', not to forget to mention the fantastic guest appearances by Spike Rebel (solo piano) and Harold Brandon (vocals). Without question, Dovie Cote's paramount "The Storm EP" will send shivers down your spine...

In the Spotlight: Soul Groove & Andrea Erre "I believe in you" (Soul Mood Records Promo)

SMR001Soul Groove & Andrea Erre - I believe in youWe proudly introduce you to the inaugural release of Soul Mood Records, the marvelous "I believe in you" by Soul Groove and Andrea Erre featuring the vocal talents of Tony Mac (lyrics written by the late Eddie 'Eaze' Coleman). "I believe in you" is a truly gorgeous soulful gem, with a  compelling organic backdrop leading the way for illustrious jazzed-up keys and the amazing heartfelt vocals of Tony Mac. The cherry on top is the fabulous remix by Soulbridge (Gigi Frassanito) adding his landmark soulful yet intriguing touch.

Reviews February 24, 2019

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Album Review: Ralf GUM "Progressions" (GoGo Music Promo)

Ralf GUM - ProgressionsFinally the wait is over, and German born now South Africa residing house music maestro Ralf GUM presents his highly anticipated fourth studio album "Progression". Without doubt this is another timeless masterpiece from one of the world's leading soulful and afro house music producers and DJ's, taking you on a blissful and inspiring journey through exquisite soulful, afro and earthy grooves. This absolutely stunning, expertly crafted and masterly orchestrated album features an illustrious list of guest artists including Joseph Junior, Ayanda Jiya, Bongi Mvuyana, Monique Bingham, Mafikizolo, Paul Randolph, Lady Alma, Tony Momrelle, Portia Monique and Kafele; undeniably "Progressions" is by no means to be missed.

Pick of the Week: T-Groove featuring Ania Garvey "Let's feel good" (John Morales M+M Remix)(LAD Publishing and Records Promo)

T-Groove featuring Ania Garvey - Let's feel good (John Morales M+M Mix)Unquestionably, "Let's feel good" featuring the fabulous vocals of Ania Garvey is one of the standout songs from Yuki 'T-Groove' Takahashi's downright phenomenal album "Get on the floor" released end of last year. This contemporary r&b/soul jewel is taken straight to the soulful oriented dance floors by legendary disco mixer John Morales who adds his landmark truly magical old school inspired touch, most certainly his inspiring up-tempo interpretation will make you yearn for more and send shivers down your spine.

Reviews February 17, 2019

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Pick of the Week: Sheree Hicks "With you" (FunkHut Records Promo)

Sheree Hicks - With youWithout question, the second release on recently launched FunkHut Records is top-notch timeless soulful house music by no means to be missed... Produced by DJ Pope and performed in grand style by Sheree Hicks, the masterly crafted "With you" coming to you in a superb selection of verily eclectic soulful interpretations is guaranteed to make you yearn for more thanks to the unmatched heartfelt vocals of Sheree Hicks, illustrious keys, sublime horns and gentle yet intriguing rhythms.

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